strength, messenger, communication, wisdom/guidance,
inspiration, purification, female / feminine.
Archangel Gabriel is among the most well-known, and perhaps
therefore the most popular archangels. Archangel Gabriel is
associated with communication (including, for example, delivery
of messages). This is consistent with being the messenger who brought news
of the birth of Jesus to his mother Mary, and also being the
angel who dictated the Koran to the prophet Mohammed.
The name "Gabriel" means "God is my strength",
or alternatively "Strength in the Divine".
Focus of and Associations
with Archangel Gabriel
Archangel Gabriel is associated with communication,
guidance and inspiration
(among other areas) and is believed to offer assistance
in finding one's vocation or true calling in life.
Anyone who has ever asked the question:
"Why am I here (alive, on earth, here and
might ask Archangel Gabriel for guidance and clarity.
Other situations in which one might seek inspiration
from Archangel Gabriel include the need for clarity
and understanding of dreams, repeated
thoughts, or visions that are difficult
to make sense of. Alternatively, one might ask for help
to receive spiritual guidance in any
form - just to know what to
do, or which path to take. The decision(s) may concern
employment, a career of business, relocation, major
purchase, or even the possibility of starting a family
or acquiring new pet(s).
Another key theme concerning Archangel Gabriel is purification
(physical or spiritual).
Archangel Gabriel is sometimes described and/or depicted
as a female angel, or as having a predominately
"feminine" energy. This interpretation
may be disputed but does fit with Archangel Gabriel's
visit to Mary mother of Jesus, as described in the New
Overview: Issues, needs and personnel said to be supported
by Archangel Gabriel include:
- Communication - either written (by letter, email,
SMS or other) or spoked (in person, by telephone,
Skype, or other). This theme could even extend to
autographs and autograph collecting, books, journalism,
literature, and any form of campaigning e.g. political,
environmental or commercial.
- Marketing, advertising and public relations (PR).
- Secretarial work.
- Resolution of disagreements, arguments, and legal
disputes, incl. arbitration and mediation.
- Education and educators.
- Computing, computer programming, information technology.
- Communication with the wider world(s), including
broadcast/radio communications and even astronomy.
- Art, arts, crafts, creative expression, drawing,
painting, embroidery and other needlecrafts, woodworking,
- Performance arts, incl. dancing and choreography,
also theatrical performers and make-up artists.
- Hospitality, incl. waiters and waitresses.
- Travel and tourism, incl. tour guides and aircraft
Note that the list of topics said to be associated
with Archangel Gabriel is among the longest for any
angel or archangel.
Archangel Gabriel is sometimes said to be in charge
of the direction "West" and of the "West
Depiction / Symbols
Archangel Gabriel is sometimes shown dressed in blue
robes and holding a lily, with a pen and inkwell (signifying
Sources vary: Orange, Indigo and White
Also known as: Abruel, Gavriel,
Serafili, among others.
Known as Djibril in Arabic.